The things we like, say a lot about who we are. A few days ago, a Facebook follower requested that I answer some questions about my favorite things. They asked for a review of my favorite books, movies, video games, and comic books. I always try to accommodate requests from followers so it looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me, for the next few days. Okay, here we go!
I think I’m going to tackle video games tonight. To be completely honest, I am not a huge gamer because, visually, I have difficulty playing. However, there are some games that have such great storylines that I’ve taken to reading the books instead. A perfect example is “Gears of War”. Not only is Karen Traviss an excellent writer, the game developers created a compelling story with well-defined, fully dimensional characters. Even if you’ve never played the games, the books are well worth a read. Coincidentally, Karen Traviss has also written books for the Halo series. From that I’ve seen, the Halo games are not quite as solid as the books. In this case, I would definitely choose the book over the video game because both Karen Traviss and Eric Nylund have written compelling stories in Halo’s universe.
I’ve danced around the question for a while but, truthfully, if I have to pick one video game then I’m going old school. For me, nothing beats the original Super Mario Brothers games. In video games, like books, the classics are timeless.